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Three new SDKs, and one update, offered by Samsung

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Three new SDKs, and one update, offered by Samsung
In the wake of its new product announcements at MWC, Samsung introduced three new SDKs to developers while updating the Samsung Mobile SDK. Let's start, shall we, with the Gear 2 SDK. This will help developers create apps for the Tizen powered Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Gear Neo smartwatches. With the trend toward health-related sensors appearing on phones and wearables, Samsung also introduced the S-Health SDK. This will allow developers to gain access to the sensors used on the Samsung Galaxy S5, Samsung Gear 2 and Samsung Fit to build appropriate health-related apps.

"S Health Service SDK is designed for easy development of various health applications in android operation system. Through the SDK, the developer can share and use the health information of the health applications in Samsung Electronics health ecosystems. Also, developer can comply with the international law such as HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) proposed to protect the personal health information. According to the law, the personal health information can be provided to 3rd party only if the information owner has agreed. Also, the owner can request the history of the information supply."-Samsung

The update to Samsung Mobile SDK 1.5 beta 1 allows many of the new features on the Samsung Galaxy S5 to be accessed by developers, including the new fingerprint scanner. Based on the SDK, developers will be able to have their app request that the fingerprint scanner try to recognize the current user and "Verify whether the fingerprint of the current user matches the fingerprint registered on the device."

Pebble, the crowd-sourced smartwatch that became a commercial hit, released its first SDK in March 2013 and opened its iOS based appstore for iOS earlier this month.

source: SamsungDeveloper via 9to5Google

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posted on 26 Feb 2014, 18:31

1. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)

Awesome, a tiny screen....

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 20:02 2

2. joey_sfb (Posts: 6538; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

I own the gear which has the same screen size, its just right for most ppl. Any bigger screen you will need to have a thick wrist to go with it.

posted on 26 Feb 2014, 21:38

3. KillgoreTroutTime (Posts: 433; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)

People are still trying to figure out what the perfect size smartphone is I think smart watches will come in many sizes until we really find out what is the size that the vast majority of buyers want and I think that could take several years.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 01:32 1

4. joey_sfb (Posts: 6538; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Smartphone simple as long as I can hold it in one hand. Tablet two hands.

In the future we might not want smartphone at all rather biological implants.

posted on 27 Feb 2014, 12:22

5. slillo114 (Posts: 3; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)

Someone watches Almost Human on FOX. LOL I love that idea!!!! Forget carrying a smart phone.

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